War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fr Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft)
Publish Date: 2016-06-20
Author: C. L. Crouch
The monograph considers the relationships of ethical systems in the ancient Near East through a study of warfare in Judah, Israel and Assyria in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE. It argues that a common cosmological and ideological outlook generated similarities in ethical thinking, with kings` military activities made morally imperative by their identification with a cosmic struggle against chaos.